SCIENTIFIC NAME: Thevetia peruviana
COMMON NAME(S): Yellow oleander
FAMILY: APOCYNACEAE - Dogbane family
ORIGIN: South America
HABITAT: Cultivated landscapes
HEIGHT: To 24'
LEAVES: Alternate, simple, narrowly lance-shaped, to 6" long, 1/4" wide, shiny
FLOWERS: Large, yellow or orange trumpets, 3" long, fragrant
FLOWERING SEASON: Summerand fall
FRUITS: 1" diameter, ripening to black
ALLERGENIC PRINCIPLES: Various glycosides and other alkaloids
ALLERGENIC PROPERTIES: Dermatological, eye irritant
COMMENTS: The sap of this highly poisonous shrub is very irritating to the skin and eyes.